The Free Market Beats Government Planning Every Time

One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Thomas Sowell says, “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek admonished, “The curious task […]

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Federal Housing Administration Should Not Terminate Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Only a few years after the Federal Housing Administration required $1.7 billion in special appropriations from Congress to cover losses in its single-family housing mortgage insurance program, some members of Congress now want to derail the agency’s efforts to return to some semblance of fiscal sanity. Implementing these changes would be unfair to federal taxpayers […]

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We Hear You: A ‘Positive,’ ‘Encouraging’ Interview With EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Editor’s note: The Daily Signal’s audience found much to like in an interview of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt conducted by Rob Bluey, our editor-in-chief. Today we focus on that among other environmental matters. Be sure to write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: What an outstanding interview. I’m so encouraged. Rob Bluey asked relevant, important […]

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Texas Church Massacre Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A gunman shot and killed 26 people during a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The unidentified man walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11:30 a.m. local time, witnesses said, according to CBS affiliate KENS 5. Police have not officially confirmed the number of casualties, but Texas […]

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On the anniversary of the Fort Hood rampage, another mass shooting just miles away

Devin P. Kelley has been identified as the Texas church shooting suspect who police say opened fire on a service at a Baptist church outside of San Antonio, killing at least 27 people and injuring many others before being killed. The gunman fired on parishioners at a Baptist church Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, just […]

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Enough  About Uzbekistans‘Oppressive’ State, This Is About  Propaganda In Setting A War With Russia

by Andrew Bieszad In light of the recent incident in New York with Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov, Americans are now paying attention to Uzbekistan: The terrorist attack in New York on Tuesday was carried out by a young man from Central Asia, a former backyard of the Soviet Union known for poverty, isolation and repressive governments […]

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White, Male, Educated — And Christianophobic

By ROD DREHER A reader passes along Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s opening speech to those gathered in Budapest for a conference on the persecution of Christians. Excerpts: Today I do not wish to talk about the persecution of Christians in Europe. The persecution of Christians in Europe operates with sophisticated and refined methods of an intellectual nature. […]

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